The Things I Didn’t Say

I spend a lot of time sleeping because it's better than looking into your face or looking at myself and seeing disappointment. I feel confused and alone. You never listen to me. I understand what you're going through, more than you know. Those times where I hurt myself weren't all accidents. I feel like a [...]

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Fa-la-la-la: Christmas Tag!

My Christmas spirit is nonexistent at the moment, this may be the perfect way to set the mood. Thank you, Fox! 1. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts? I prefer giving gifts. I am HORRIBLE at reacting well to receiving gifts, it comes off as being ungrateful but it's actually because I feel someone's time [...]

Flash Fiction: Happy Anniversary

Today is the day my sweet, your favorite day of the year! Jina sat up from her bed, stretching her arms and legs. She could not contain her excitement. Today was November 22nd, their anniversary; a day only filled with love, joy, and peaceful thoughts. Jina did something different every year for Semira; last year [...]

Truly Thankful

2016- Two years ago on Thanksgiving, I was sitting in a hospital room while my younger brother was in a coma. The stark white walls of the trauma ICU screamed sterile, but a small turkey decorated a window reminding us that a holiday was upon us. A week prior, he was brutally stabbed and almost [...]

A to Z Challenge

My darling friend Fox turned an awesome exercise from their personal journal into an awesome blog challenge. This felt like the perfect activity to help me with my blogging slump and overall self-esteem. Thank you Fox for thinking of me! Rules of the challenge: Write out the alphabet in a list, then go through and [...]

Love is Weird: Thoughts on Our Ninth Anniversary

The day I realized I was in love with Austin I sobbed. Stirring in a mix of confusion and anxiety, I sat on my bedroom floor with tears streaming down my face. I had never felt like that before and those new emotions felt like an attack. I knew if I said the words first [...]

10 Unusual Things About Me Tag

Your friend and mine,Fox, tagged me in the 10 Unusual Things About Me Tag. It's especially tricky because there are no prompts to stir up inspiration. Here is my best attempt, don't judge me! I do not like coconuts or olives. A taste of either one will ruin my day. We have a spiked flail [...]

5 Wedding Etiquette Rules I’m Breaking

Planning a wedding can be excruciating, especially when your plans become flooded by a sea of opinions and questions. Friends, family, and strangers think they know best; there are hundreds of books and forums that retell proper wedding etiquette and how to be a well-behaved bride and/or groom. I am starting to think the most [...]

The Leaves Are Changing: Autumn Tag 2018

The always charming Fox of The Patchwork Fox, tagged me to participate in celebrating the joys of autumn. I follow Fox on twitter and their new blog is such a delight! I would highly recommend taking a peek. 1) What signifies the start of Autumn to you? The crisp air, the crunch of falling leaves, [...]

Blogger Recognition Award!

The requirements for this award are as follows: Thank the blogger that nominated you Write a post to show your award Give a brief story of how your blog started Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to Comment on each blog and let [...]